Artist

Marlene Dumas

Born in Cape Town, 1953 and lives in Amsterdam

Marlene Dumas is a South African born artist and painter who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the past Dumas produced paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations. She now works mainly with oil on canvas and ink on paper.
In addition to being a visual artist, Dumas is also an active writer. Her exhibitions and their accompanying catalogues are populated by a number of Dumas’ essays, poems, and passages about her work. A collection of these writings entitled Sweet Nothings: Notes and Textswas published by Tate in 2015. When used in conjunction with her work, Dumas’ writing can be both helpful and confusing, contributing additional layers to the work’s content and interpretation.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
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Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Lotte Laserstein, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Marlene Dumas, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Peyton
19 Sep 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
Fondation Beyeler
Basel
Exhibitions
Silent Vision: Images of Calm and Quiet
Works of modern and contemporary art dealing with the topic of calm and quiet
13 Feb 2020 - 30 Nov 2020
Fondation Beyeler
Basel
Art Spaces
David Zwirner London
Galleries in London
Frith Street Gallery
Galleries in London
David Zwirner Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
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